Category: Contractors

Sick pay rules could leave key workers at a disadvantage

As part of a six-step plan, the REC is calling on the government to ensure no one is left behind by funding Statutory Sick Pay support for every worker.

Employers urged not to let lockdown impact IR35 preparations

Despite a second lockdown, there are several ‘business as usual’ activities that need to be maintained – such as preparations for the private sector IR35 reform.

Remote working exposing SMEs to cyber attacks

With Covid restrictions and less people on the high street, the run up to Christmas will see a jump in eCommerce purchasing which is already being targeted by cyber-criminals.

SMEs call for action as self-employed numbers shrink

FSB: ‘Our self-employed community was fundamental to our recovery from the last recession. If we want it to play that same role again, policymakers must do more to support it’.

SMEs need further support for second wave

FSB: ‘Already small business confidence was at rock bottom, with our latest quarterly index finding two thirds (66%) expecting performance to worsen during the rest of the year. The new England-wide restrictions will inevitably worsen this yet further’.

Government launches consultation to help SMEs with late payments

The consultation will run until 24th December 2020, with businesses being invited to share their views.

SEISS increase welcome, but there are still self-employed missing out

The SEISS amount has increased from 20% to 40%, but there are still certain self-employed workers who won’t be eligible.

Just 95 days to go until self-assessment deadline date

‘HMRC is determined to help customers during this difficult time. That’s why we’ve made it quick and simple to set up a payment plan to spread the costs and help people get back on their feet.’